While there is a variation among graduate programs in the specific graduate degree requirements, all programs have in common:
A period of pre-candidacy studies, typically intensive coursework and training in the basic skills of research, scholarship and professional practice appropriate to the discipline
A period of post-candidacy studies in which work is applied toward the completion of final degree requirement.
Admission To Candidacy at the Masters' Level – When approximately 12-15 semester hours have been completed the student should submit an application for advancement to candidacy. Please note that student cannot be advanced to candidacy until:
Admission To Candidacy at the Doctoral Level When approximately 80% of degree requirements have been completed the student should make application for advancement to candidacy. Please note that student cannot be advanced to candidacy until:
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